Friday, June 21, 2013

The End Is Nigh ~ Homeschool Week Wrap-Up

{On Fridays, I post about the highlights of our homeschooling week, usually with lots of photos. I hope something here inspires or encourages you, and thanks for visiting!}

It was a beautiful Monday morning to start our week! Seriously. No sarcasm here. I do love the fog. J

In our homeschool this week…

As much as I like the idea of planning, I don’t actually plan very much. That could be because nearly everything has to be filtered through seven other people, one of which {the head honcho who shall remain nameless J} is not a planner.

But this week, I came up with a homeschool plan for summer. It’s not much, and you organizers will laugh at how miniscule it is, but I’m excited.

We finish school next Friday, the end of June.

The next week, the week of July 4, we’ll take a break. Actually, the children will be taking a break while I dash around like a mad woman trying to get next year’s school ready.

The week after the Fourth, we’ll start school again…our fall curriculum. That puts one in eighth grade, one in sixth grade, one in fifth grade, one straddling first and second grade, one hanging over the arm of the sofa mimicking everything his older sister says, and one still playing with his trains.

We’ll continue with school for four weeks, until my professor husband has a week off in between his summer semester and fall semester. We’ll take that same week off.

After August, I have no idea, except that we’ll have a lot of flexibility for the fall and the holidays, our favorite time of year.

I am inspired by…

The 13yo’s artistic talent.

Of course, little brother wanted to draw also. J

On the blog this week…

My Daughters’ Modest Monday – At the Pool ~ Readers have left many terrific suggestions in the comments.

I also contributed my monthly post to Hoosier Ink, the group blog for the Indiana chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. ~ Participate in Blog Link-Ups to Grow Your Audience

I’m reading…

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That Dog Won't Hunt (Dearing Family) (Volume 1) by Brandilyn Collins. This book is a bit different for her since it’s not suspense. I’m not quite done yet, but the end is nigh. I can’t put it down!

The children are reading…

The 13yo ~ The Mystery of the Backdoor Bundle (Three Cousins Detective Club) (No 28) by Elspeth Campbell Murphy. This one’s only 62 pages, so she reads it in about a half hour. But the stories of the Three Cousins Detective Club are intriguing enough she’s not ready to give them up.

The 11yo ~ A Summer Secret (The Mysteries of Middlefield Series) by Kathleen Fuller. I’m not sure how last week’s struggle of who got to read which book when was resolved, but I have a feeling the oldest is reading both of them first. J

The 9yo ~ Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #8: The Australian Boomerang Bonanza. How incredible is Flat Stanley? I wish I had thought of it first. I’d be blogging from a beach in Hawaii.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

How was your week?

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  1. I love seeing your little one playing with trains! We've had wooden trains out this week and they take over the floors.

    I would love to see a post about what you'll be using for homeschool next!

    1. Tristan, he has a one-track mind. :) Our homeschool curriculum isn't that varied and almost entirely "packaged", but I'm sure it will come up in a homeschool mother's journal post.

  2. I enjoy seeing what your family is reading. My early (and/or struggling) readers have all enjoyed the 3 cousins books. We only have the first few of the series. I didnt' realize there were so many! We'll be looking for them, as well as some of your other recommendations.
    Thank you, and have a blessed weekend!

    1. I'm glad it's helpful, Linda. My children first found the Three Cousins at our public library and brought them to me to see if they were acceptable. I was thrilled that the library had choices like that! Of course, we had to buy some.... :)

  3. I love the artwork and the trains! My 11 year old still loves his Thomas trains. Now, he makes and narrates videos of them on powerpoint, lol. It is also wonderful how much your children love to read. My daughter likes to read. My boys are a bit more reluctant in that department, unfortunately :-(

    I am going to read your "what happens when family disagree with your modesty" post. I face that with my mom and look forward to reading your perspective on it.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Many blessings,

    1. It can be a difficult, difficult situation, Lisa. I pray that it is helpful and encouraging to you.

  4. Your son's artwork looks pretty impressive for his age. One of my daughters can draw for hours. It sounds like you have a good start on your plans.

    1. We'll see how it goes, Sharla. :) The best laid plans of mice and men....


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